Birth Date between 1886-01-01 and 1886-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Victor McLaglen
Actor | The Quiet Man
Rambunctious British leading man (contrary to popular belief, he was of Scottish ancestry, not Irish) and later character actor primarily in American films, Victor McLaglen was a vital presence in a number of great motion pictures, especially those of director John Ford. McLaglen (pronounced ...
2. Ed Wynn
Actor | Alice in Wonderland
An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, ...
3. Michael Curtiz
Director | Casablanca
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...
4. Spring Byington
Actress | You Can't Take It with You
The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although ...
5. Ralph Moody
Actor | Get Smart
Ralph Moody was born on November 5, 1886 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Ralph Roy Moody, the oldest son of Franklin Jerome Moody and Ida M. Hicklin. His introduction to show business was first as an actor on the stage in pre-radio days and then as a radio personality. His first acting role was in ...
6. Sessue Hayakawa
Actor | The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sessue Hayakawa was born in Chiba, Japan. His father was the provincial governor and his mother a member of an aristocratic family of the "samurai" class. The young Hayakawa wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a career officer in the Japanese navy, but he was turned down due to ...
7. Leo G. Carroll
Actor | North by Northwest
One of the most indispensable of character actors, Leo G. Carroll was already involved in the business of acting as a schoolboy in Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Aged 16, he portrayed an old man in 'Liberty Hall'. In spite of the fact, that he came from a military family, and , perhaps, because of...
8. Charles Ruggles
Actor | Murder in the Private Car
Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 50 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorably paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the ...
9. Edward Everett Horton
Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace
It seemed like Edward Everett Horton appeared in just about every Hollywood comedy made in the 1930s. He was always the perfect counterpart to the great gentlemen and protagonists of the films. Horton was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Isabella S. (Diack) and Edward Everett Horton, a ...
10. Al Jolson
Actor | The Jazz Singer
Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an ...
11. Dooley Wilson
Actor | Casablanca
"You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh; the fundamental things apply, as time goes by...". . The gentleman who crooned this now legendary tune for the morose Humphrey Bogart and moist-eyed Ingrid Bergman at Rick's Cafe Americain amid the bleak WWII backdrop was none ...
12. Dick Elliott
Actor | Christmas in Connecticut
In the 1930s, 1940s, and especially the 1950s, if a director wanted a short, fat actor to play a windy storekeeper or a raucous conventioneer, he might well cast Dick Elliott. He was one of those actors who, whenever he appeared on screen, often for less than a minute, the audience would think, "Oh...
13. Olin Howland
Actor | Them!
Olin Howland had a career in movies which stretched from the 20s, up through the time he passed away, in the late 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began to appear regularly in the sound pictures of the 1930s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a ...
14. Sam McDaniel
Actor | I Was Framed
Sam McDaniel was born on January 28, 1886 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for I Was Framed (1942), The Great Lie (1941) and Captains Courageous (1937). He died on September 24, 1962 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Henry King
Director | The Song of Bernadette
For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell ...
16. George Zucco
Actor | The Cat and the Canary
At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco ...
17. John Cromwell
Director | The Prisoner of Zenda
Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, OH. He made his Broadway debut on October 14, 1912, in Marian De Forest's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at the Playhouse Theatre. The show was a hit, running for a total of 184 performances. Cromwell appeared ...
18. Bernard Gorcey
Actor | The Great Dictator
Bernard Gorcey was born in Russia in 1888, of Swiss and Jewish descent. Around 1914, he married a Catholic, Irish lady, Josephine Condon (born 1901), and they came to the USA to work in Vaudeville. Bernard was 4' 10"; Josie was 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds. Bernard kept active in show biz, while ...
19. Karl Dane
Actor | The Big Parade
Born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 12, 1886 the future Karl Dane had a rough childhood. His father was an alcoholic and spendthrift. At a young age his parents divorced. To escape his unhappy home he took a great interest in the arts, particularly puppeteering (...
20. Frederick Worlock
Actor | One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Frederick Worlock was born on December 14, 1886 in London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), Spartacus (1960) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941). He was previously married to Elsie Ferguson and Olive Noble. He died on August 1, 1973 in Woodland Hills, ...
21. Christian Rub
Actor | You Can't Take It with You
Christian Rub was born on April 13, 1886 in Graz, Styria, Austria. He was an actor, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), Peter Ibbetson (1935) and Girls' Dormitory (1936). He was previously married to Amy. He died on April 14, 1956 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
22. Frank Lloyd
Director | Mutiny on the Bounty
Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...
23. John M. Stahl
Director | Leave Her to Heaven
John Stahl was the final executive in charge of Tiffany Pictures (located on the Talisman lot, later owned by Monogram Pictures), once a big fish in the pond of "Poverty Row", which in those days also included Columbia Pictures. With a B-movie history dating back to the silent era and after making ...
24. Florence Lawrence
Actress | Not Like Other Girls
Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films and the studio (Independent Moving Pictures Company [IMP]) for which she worked. Before her, actors and actresses worked anonymously, partly out of fear that stage managers would refuse to hire them if they were ...
25. Edwin Maxwell
Actor | Scarface
Edwin Maxwell was born on February 9, 1886 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Scarface (1932), The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and His Girl Friday (1940). He was previously married to Betty Alden. He died on August 13, 1948 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA.
26. James Burke
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
James Burke was born on September 24, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1941), Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) and At the Circus (1939). He was previously married to Eleanor Durkin. He died on May 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
27. Jean Hersholt
Actor | The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
If ever there was a Great Dane in Hollywood it was Jean Hersholt - and one of its great hearts as well. He was from a well-known Danish stage and entertainment family that had toured throughout Europe performing with young Jean as an essential cast member. He graduated from the Copenhagen Art ...
28. Philip Merivale
Actor | The Stranger
Philip Merivale was born on November 2, 1886 in Rehutia, Manickpur, India. He was an actor and writer, known for The Stranger (1946), This Above All (1942) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941). He was previously married to Gladys Cooper and Viva Birkett. He died on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, ...
29. Karl Struss
Cinematographer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Oscar-winning cinematographer Karl Struss was born on November 30, 1886, in New York City. He became a professional photographer after studying photography with Clarence H. White and became part of the group associated with the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His photographs, which he ...
30. Heinie Conklin
Actor | Hard Boiled
Heinie Conklin was born on July 16, 1886 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Hard Boiled (1926), Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927) and Uncle Tom Without a Cabin (1919). He was previously married to Irene Blake. He died on July 30, 1959 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,...
31. Leopoldine Konstantin
Actress | Notorious
Leopoldine Konstantin was born on March 12, 1886 in Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Brno, Czech Republic]. She was an actress, known for Notorious (1946), Lola Montez (1918) and Die Insel der Seligen (1913). She was previously married to Geza Herczeg and Alexander Strakosch. She died on ...
32. Warner Richmond
Soundtrack | Scarface
Werner Paul Raetzmann was one of seven children born to a German-born father and Wisconsin-born mother. He and one brother decided to change their last name to Richmond. Living in rural Wisconsin, he became an expert horseman as a young man, and this skill would later earn him roles in western ...
33. Chester Conklin
Actor | Modern Times
Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never ...
34. Arsenal F.C.
Self | English Premier League 1997/1998
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, two League Cups, the League Centenary Trophy, 15 FA Community Shields, one UEFA ...
35. Willis H. O'Brien
In 1949, 16 years after his ground-breaking work on the 1933 film "King Kong", Willis O'Brien worked as Chief Technician on another gorilla film for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack titled "Mighty Joe Young". A young Ray Harryhausen would do most of the animation, but O'Brien did come up ...
36. Ronald Squire
Actor | Around the World in 80 Days
Ronald Squire was born on March 25, 1886 in Tiverton, Devon, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), My Cousin Rachel (1952) and Island in the Sun (1957). He was previously married to Esyllt A. Williams and Muriel Martin-Harvey. He died on November 16, 1958 in ...
37. John Davidson
Actor | Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.
John Davidson was born on December 25, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. (1941), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Perils of Pauline (1933). He died on January 16, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
38. Ouida Bergère
Actress | Mates and Mis-Mates
Diminutive red-headed actress, playwright and screenwriter. Her marriage to star actor Basil Rathbone was one of the most enduring in show business, lasting from 1926 until his death in 1967. The Rathbones were legendary in the 1930's for giving the most lavish Hollywood parties at their luxurious ...
39. Tyler Brooke
Actor | Poor Little Rich Girl
Tyler Brooke was born on June 6, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Madam Satan (1930) and Playboy of Paris (1930). He was previously married to Myrtle Laurine Neil, Laruna Wolcott and Elizabeth Bauland. He died on March 2, 1943 in Los ...
40. Michael Mark
Actor | Son of Frankenstein
Michael Mark was born on March 15, 1886 in Mogilev, Russian Empire [now Belarus]. He was an actor, known for Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Great Flamarion (1945) and The Wasp Woman (1959). He died on February 3, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
41. Edward Biby
Assistant Director | Her Marble Heart
Edward Biby was born on August 8, 1886 in Pinckneyville, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Her Marble Heart (1916), A Love Riot (1916) and Racketeer Round-up (1934). He died on October 3, 1952 in Ventura, California, USA.
42. Hobart Cavanaugh
Actor | A Letter to Three Wives
Worried-looking, balding, moustachioed and usually bespectacled small part character actor, prolific during the 1930s and 40s. Hobart Cavanaugh played downtrodden or henpecked little men -- the perennial victim, forever nervous or bewildered -- to absolute perfection. He was most at home as clerks,...
43. Lilian Fontaine
Actress | The Lost Weekend
Lilian Fontaine was born on June 11, 1886 in Reading, Berkshire, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Lost Weekend (1945), Time Out of Mind (1947) and Ivy (1947). She was previously married to George Milan Fontaine and Walter Augustus de Havilland. She died on February 20, 1975 in Santa ...
44. Crane Wilbur
Writer | Canon City
Actor, screenwriter and director Crane Wilbur was born Erwin Crane Wilbur on November 17, 1886, in Athens, NY. The nephew of the great stage actor Tyrone Power Sr., Wilbur first took to the boards as an actor, making his Broadway debut billed as Erwin Crane Wilbur on June 3, 1903, in a trilogy of ...
45. Gerald Hamer
Actor | Bulldog Drummond's Bride
Gerald Hamer (born Geoffrey Earl Watton) the Anglo-American movie and television character actor, was born in Llandudno , Wales in November 1886 to parents John Watton and Evelyn Clara Earl. Hamer learned his craft on stage in the United Kingdom, appearing as a professional from 1916 in Shakespeare...
46. William Bailey
Actor | The Penitent
William Bailey was born on September 26, 1886 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Penitent (1912), Hilda Wakes (1913) and Let No Man Put Asunder (1913). He was previously married to Alethia Hamilton Fadden, Mary Florence Cannon and Polly Vann. He died on November 8,...
47. Nella Walker
Actress | Sabrina
Nella Walker was born on March 6, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Sabrina (1954), Three Smart Girls (1936) and Two Sisters from Boston (1946). She was previously married to Wilbur Mack. She died on March 22, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. José Isbert
Actor | El cochecito
He debuted in theater when he was 19 years old and later he worked in the company of the Lara theater where he played as a first actor during 16 years. He participated in a short in 1912 but his cinematographic career mostly began on the 30s, working more in cinema than in theater in the 40s and ...
49. Willard Robertson
Actor | Doctor X
Lawyer who abandoned his profession to take up the actor's calling - although lawyer and actor are essentially kindred spirits, each deriving his livelihood from the art of pretending. Robertson acted in Hollywood films from 1930 until the year he died, typically portraying men of authority such as...
50. Al Haskell
Soundtrack | Terror of the Plains
Al Haskell was born on December 4, 1886 in Watsonville, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Terror of the Plains (1934), The Fiddlin' Buckaroo (1933) and The Voice from the Sky (1929). He died on January 6, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.